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Walk with M.E. 2021 has officially begun

June 23, 2021

Although we’ve got lots of teams and individuals signed up to take part this year, there’s always room for more.

We’ll be running mini-competitions and raising funds and awareness throughout Walk with M.E. If you’re interested in counting your steps either on your own or as part of a team for Walk with M.E., it’s not too late. Email our fundraising team for more information on how to sign up.

What’s more, every penny raised by our incredible fundraisers is going to be doubled by a generous family trust, so your efforts will have double the impact. You can stay up to date with how well the fundraising is going on our JustGiving page.

Walk with M.E.: the story so far

Since 2018, our annual Walk with M.E. fundraiser has brought teams together to count one million collective sponsored steps over 100 days. Created by fantastic fundraiser, Natalie Heron, Walk with M.E. usually runs earlier in the year and finishes on M.E. Awareness Day, but this year we’re doing things a little differently due to the national lockdown. Instead, Walk with M.E. began on Tuesday 1 June and will run until Wednesday 8 September, allowing more people to take part and to (hopefully) enjoy some sunshine while they get their steps in.

1 in 4 people with M.E. are so severely affected they are house- or bed-bound. This year, friends Emily, Emily and Sian are walking in honour of their friend Hannah who has M.E.

They said,

“Hannah has lived with M.E. for a number of years now and we are so proud of her continuing to fight each day. Although she is unable to participate herself, Hannah’s resilience continues to amaze us, so we are walking for you Han, keep going, stay strong and we hope we can all see you again soon.”

If you’re keen to see updates about our Walk with M.E. teams, you can follow the Action for M.E. Facebook page, or check back here in July for an update.

Walk with M.E. 2021 has officially begun!